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Palestinians to apply for UN status despite pressure: Abbas


September 8th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 8 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday stressed that a request for being made a non-member state would be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly this month ... Read more...

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Egypt presidential poll results to be announced Sunday


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The official results of Egypt's presidential election will be announced Sunday at 5 p.m. (1300 GMT), state TV reported Saturday.The results of the June 16-17 ... Read more...

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Palestinian reconciliation unlikely in 2012: Hamas official


March 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 31 (IANS) A Hamas official Saturday ruled out the possibility that the Palestinian reconciliation will take place this year, blaming mainly Israel and the US for blocking it.... Read more...

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100 detained at Moscow rally


March 6th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 100 activists of opposition group The Other Russia were detained during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow.The rally was held near the office of the ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Islamists sweep run-off in 2nd-stage parliamentary vote


December 25th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Dec 24 (IANS) The turnout of the run-off in the second stage of the Egyptian parliamentary elections hit 43 percent, chairman of the High Judicial Elections Commission Abdel- Moez ... Read more...

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Egypt’s ruling military council chief meets president hopefuls


November 27th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 26 (IANS) Head of Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Hussein Tantawi Saturday met two potential presidential candidates and discussed with them the current situation ... Read more...

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Gilani, Qureshi among many ministers yet to send educational degrees for verification


October 16th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 16(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi are among over 400 lawmakers whose graduation degrees are yet to be verified by the Higher ... Read more...

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Maldives’ poll panel wants to learn from Indian counterpart


January 25th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Maldives' newly-independent Elections Commission wants to learn "a lot" from its Indian counterpart, one of its commissioners said Monday. "We are the first ever independent ... Read more...

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Abbas says stalled peace process cause for his stepping down


December 31st, 2009 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Dec 31 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday the stalled peace process is the reason he will not run for a second term in office. "The objective is to achieve a ... Read more...

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EU monitors say 1.5 million Afghan votes rigged (Lead)


September 16th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 16 (DPA) European Union (EU) election monitors said Wednesday that up to 1.5 million votes, one quarter of all ballots, had been subject to manipulation or were suspected of having ... Read more...

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Karzai hails Afghan election results (Lead)


September 9th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 9 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday welcomed the partial election results announced by the Independent Elections Commission, ignoring reports of "clear proof" of fraud by a UN-backed commission. Karzai ... Read more...

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Taliban cut off voters’ fingers after Afghan elections


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 22 (DPA) Afghan election observers said Saturday that Taliban militants chopped off fingers of two voters in southern Afghanistan for casting their ballots, while the elections commission said 11 ... Read more...

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Rivals plan to challenge as Yudhoyono declared winner


July 25th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 25 (DPA) Indonesia's General Elections commission Saturday declared President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono the winner of this month's presidential election, but his rivals vowed to challenge the conduct of the polls, ... Read more...

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Yudhoyono wins Indonesian presidential poll


July 24th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 24 (DPA) Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono won the country's July 8 presidential election with 60.8 percent of the votes, the General Elections Commission said. Yudhoyono collected nearly 74 million votes ... Read more...

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Israel braces for political instability after poll results


February 13th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 13 (DPA) Israel's two largest parties dug in Friday and insisted they each be allowed to form the next government, after final election results published overnight confirmed they were ... Read more...

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Bangladesh deploys troops ahead of polls


December 20th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 20 (DPA) Military troops fanned out across Bangladesh Saturday to assist in maintaining law and order for the Dec 29 parliamentary polls to return the south Asian nation to democracy, ... Read more...

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Georgia’s ruling party wins parliamentary election


May 23rd, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Moscow, May 23 (Xinhua) Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement has won the May 21 parliamentary election with 59.5 percent of the vote, the Central Elections Commission (CEC) announced Friday. According ... Read more...

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